San Francisco, CA
Dr. Seward Rutkove, Skulpt co-founder, was a neurologist at Harvard Medical School in 2000. As a physician and researcher, he was frustrated that there were no good ways to measure muscle health. In collaboration with physicists at Northeastern University and engineers at MIT, he developed and tested the earliest prototypes that measured Electrical Impedance Myography (EIM). In 2009, Dr. Rutkove and Dr. Jose Bohorquez, electrical engineering graduate from MIT, co-founded Skulpt to develop EIM devices used to track the progression of patients with muscular disorders. About a year ago, Skulpt realized EIM could be really helpful to anyone trying to maintain or improve their fitness. This led to the development of the Skulpt Aim: The world’s first device to measure muscle quality and body fat percentage.